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Opioids may exacerbate pain, new study shows

Increasingly practitioners are voicing concerns about the long-term safety of opioid medications for treating chronic pain. Since 2000, nearly 165,000 lives have been lost from addiction to prescription opioids, according to federal reports. A new study by professors at University of Colorado Boulder shows the escalation of opioid prescriptions for pain may actually contribute to […]

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Integrative Treatments for Reducing Inflammation

The American diet, stress and sedentary lifestyle are at odds with the body’s systems to quell the fire from within. At this year’s InnoVision conference,  Inflammation, Cooling the Heat, with world’s leading experts will present the most current research on taming inflammation. REGISTER HERE FOR CONFERENCE INFLAMMATION: COOLING THE HEAT, SEPT. 30 – OCT 1, […]

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Organic vs Conventional Farming Methods, By Andrew Campbell MD

Andrew Campbell, Speaker INFLAMMATION, COOLING THE HEAT, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. From the Today’s Practitioner archives, excerpt of a letter, by Andrew W. Campbell, MD, published in Alternative Therapies, VOL. 18, NO.6, Nov. 2012. The Annals of Internal Medicine published a review by Dr Crystal Smith-Spangler and others titled: “Are Organic Foods Safer […]

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As seen in WSJ: Nutrigenomics, next new field of medicine

A new frontier is emerging in genomic medicine and culinary arts that is destined to dramatically change the lexicon of food, human genomes and health. It’s called culinary genomics or nutrigenomics. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, this is the new frontier in medicine. Today’s Practitioner is pleased to announce that the first ever […]

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TOP READ Newly Found Lymphatic System Connects Brain & Immunity

You can forget everything you learned in medical school about the lymphatic system (well, not everything). But researchers at the University of Virginia found undiscovered vessels that directly connect the brain and lymphatic system, as published in Nature. Despite decades of contrary opinions they did not exist, this changes everything we understand diseases like autism, […]

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Chronic Inflammation and the Western Diet

Chronic inflammation is the 21st century’s leading health epidemic. It is the single common factor that contributes to the development and progression of chronic illnesses, many of which can be caused and modified by diet. As seen in this commentary by John Neustadt, ND, pathologies once viewed as unrelated are now grouped into the category […]

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Martha Stark, MD: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

Martha Stark, Speaker INFLAMMATION, COOLING THE HEAT, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2016. From the Today’s Practitioner archives. This is an interview with Dr Martha Stark, MD., a  clinical instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a teaching and supervising analyst at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis. Introduction Dr Stark is clinical instructor in […]

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Omega-3 fatty acids reduce breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women

The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3 fatty acids may lower the breast cancer risk of obese, post-menopausal women. A study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids have a specific protective effect for obese, post menopausal women with dense breast tissue. Andrea Manni, professor and division chief of endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, Penn State […]

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